Headache

13 July 2005

Migraine management

If you suffer from migraine headaches, the Mayo Clinic suggests you try these techniques to help you cope with the pain.

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If you suffer from migraine headaches, the Mayo Clinic suggests you try these techniques to help you cope with the pain:
  • Try biofeedback yoga, meditation, or hot baths to relax your muscles.
  • Exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat healthy meals, avoid caffeine, and don't smoke.
  • If you're a woman and suspect oestrogen may be a trigger, ask your doctor whether changing or stopping oral contraceptives or hormone therapy may be effective.
  • Keep a diary of the times, duration and severity of your migraines. You may discover a pattern over time. - (HealthDayNews)

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Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic.

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